I've come into an ARC 1308 made by Scott Rod Co. and was wondering if anybody had same and might recommend some favored lines/sizes/manufacturer which they feel compliment the rod's action?!
Thanks for any info.
The ARC 1308 is one of the rods that has received some bad press while the 1287 and 1509 are liked by many. I came upon a 1308 as well and have fished it a fair bit. A buddy at a local shop really likes his for light skagit style work.
I found the rod capable of skagit style casting with a short head in the 550-600 gr. class (which will be considered heavy by many). This set-up will handle larger flies as long as I keep my form and don't wade too deep. It is a real pleasure with unweighted flies. The rod really comes into its own when fighting fish and casting all day; it is very light and responsive.
While I often wonder if the rod will last in my arsenal, I enjoy my days with the rod. Keep experimenting and I think you will learn to enjoy the rod.
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